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Saturday, November 13, 2010

 The oysters were shucked by the harbor with care,
With hopes that great music soon would be there....

You're invited to
3 Rockin' Bands-One Night of WTMD Cheer!

Jukebox the Ghost
The Meligrove Band and Dynamite Walls
Thursday December 9, 2010
Doors: 6 - First Band: 7 - Rock All Night!
Proceeds Benefit WTMD's Music and Programming Fund
Ramshead Live is donating a portion of the ticket fee back to WTMD

Please bring a canned food item to be donated to Paul's Place; providing community support in the
Washington Village and Pigtown Neighborhoods of Southwest Baltimore
Band information:  Jukebox the Ghost The Meligrove Band  Dynamite Walls

Jukebox the Ghost has gone from a Baltimore Unsigned favorite to
thrilling audiences around the country!
We're proud to have them bring two of their
favorite bands with them back to where it all began! 
Get your tickets quick!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Altered Freebies: Tapes 'n Tapes; Kanye West; Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.; Smith Westerns

What's better than music? Free music. Producer Nick Jackson has scoured the internet to bring you the best free downloads featured on this week's Altered Fridays, 4-7 p.m.

Tapes 'n Tapes, “Freak Out
There is a new album coming from Tapes 'n Tapes on January 11 (1/11/11!) and they're passing out the new single fo' free.

Kanye West, G.O.O.D. Fridays
Kanye West has been releasing a new song every Friday for the past few months. The collection can be downloaded for free at Kanye's website. There are some legendary collaborations on there so grab them while you can.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., “Vocal Chords (Diego and Dissidents Remix)
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. have been making a name for themselves and have released a remix EP, featuring their songs "Vocal Chords" and "Nothing But Our Love". It’s a great tune to get the weekend on its way.

Stream me!

Smith Westerns, “Weekends
Over the last month, a lot of musicians have become fans of this band, for good reason. Though you won't be able to throw this on your iPod, you can enjoy it's streaminess until the record is released in January.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Weekend on the Radio Recap

Every Thursday morning at 6:20 a.m. and 8:20 a.m. Sam Gallant of the Creative Alliance shares with you all the cool happenings around town on Weekend on the Radio. In case you missed a detail about a specific event, here's the list for this week.

All Weekend Long:

, 11/11

Friday, 11/12

Saturday, 11/13

Sunday, 11/14

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Soundcheck Party With Leeds' Finest!!

You don't see many Jam bands out of England, but then again, The New Mastersounds aren't like many Jam Bands. Formed in 1997 these English rockers have been taking their funky sound all across the globe. They are also Veterans to many different Music Festivals throughout the country as well as The All Good Festival, located right in our back yards. Now they bring their unique sound to The 8x10 Club, Right here in Baltimore! On Tuesday, November 16th The New Mastersounds will be at The 8x10 with special guests The New Majority.

WTMD, "Stuck in the Jam", and Walther Productions want you to be able get a close look behind the scenes of a New Mastersounds performance. Ten lucky winners, will be able to bring a guest to attend a soundcheck party with the band. Winners will also receive tickets for them and their guest to the show that evening. All you need to do to enter the contest is send an e-mail, between now and Sunday, November 14th at 11:59pm, to BUG@towson.edu and put "New Mastersounds" in the subject line. Winners will be chosen at random, please see www.wtmd.org for full contest rules.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Heeeeeeeere's Jenny and Johnny!

Rilo Kiley frontwoman Jenny Lewis and her folk singer boyfriend Jonathan Rice forged their creative partnership during sessions for Jenny's solo disc Acid Tongue and contributions to Elvis Costello's Momofuku.

And it's serendipitous that Declan McManus has our CD of the Week.  His understudies of sweet melancholy Jenny and Johnny play this week's Morning Sessions Friday at 920am.

The, sometimes, biting songwriting, set against sun-kissed indie pop melodies on their debut I'm Having Fun Now offers the kind-of intriguing contradictions that often define relationships themselves.  Though their voices blend, beautifully, it almost seems like they're arguing.

"On the song 'Scissor Runner,' there's a line that Jenny sings" Rice says. "'I'll forgive you, if I outlive you.' And somebody said to me recently, 'I'm going to get that tattooed on my arm.' Another person said, 'Oh, that line makes me cry.' And this other person said...."

"What a couplet!" Lewis adds.

"That's a withering couplet you got there!" Rice says.

Sounds like THAT would make for nice matching tats!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Elvis Costello's Generous Offer

Whether it's a vintage, Steve Nieve organ riff on the title track,  the vaudevillian, Depression-era chamber pop of "Jimmie Standing in the Rain", or the Doc Watson-inspired "Dr. Watson, I Presume," Elvis Costello elevates American music to contemporary heights. His co-genre explorer and producer T-Bone Burnett (their 2'nd straight collaboration)  calls Costello the most generous of artists. And the two dish out a generous helping of delicious mash ups and guests on National Ransom, like dobro maestro Jerry Douglas playing lap steel and versitile guitarist Marc Ribo jamming on the title song and Leon Russell pounding out his boogie piano deep in the record.

From the exploding oil derricks and the wolf making off with the loot on the provocative album cover, it seems Elvis has something to say about moral and monetary bankruptcy and sets each of the 16 songs in a specific place and year.

Learning from the musical glory and the mistakes from scoundrels from America's past seems to dominate the mood on this weeks' CD of The Week. But, it's way more fun to dive into than a history lesson!